[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ... Uniquely ... African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the... Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with firm resolve "never to marry one of those undependable, rough and rowdy adventurers of the West." Topics: Women pioneers, Livres en gros caractères, Love stories
The mirror crack'd.--A Caribbean mystery.--Nemesis.--What Mrs. McGillicuddy saw!--The body in the library Topics: Marple, Jane (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, English, Women detectives
Rootless and heartbroken Stephen Wraysford joins the army at the outbreak of World War I. He and his men are given the assignment to tunnel under the German lines and set off bombs. The comaraderie, love, and loyalty of the soldiers contrasts with the horrors of the underground, air, and trench warfare Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Inman, an injured and disillusioned Confederate soldier, embarks on a harrowing journey home to his sweetheart, Ada, who herself is struggling to run the farm left her at her father's sudden death Topic: Love stories
North & South -- A cold spring -- Questions of travel -- Translations from the Portuguese -- New and uncollected work Topics: Andrade, Carlos Drummond de, 1902-1987, Melo Neto, João Cabral de, 1920-1999, Andrade, Carlos...
byMyers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
In Illinois, a pair of identical twins trade places for a week, the wife becomes a jet setter and vice versa. When the real wife dies in a yacht explosion, the jet setter stays on to continue playing her role of wife and actually falls in love. One day she learns her sister survived and is in the south of France, suffering from amnesia. A sequel to Deceptions Topics: Impostors and imposture, Married women, Sisters, Twins
byFerguson, Wallace K. (Wallace Klippert), 1902-1983
The economic foundation. Landholding and agriculture: the manorial system ; Commerce and industry -- Political organization. The feudal state and the monarchy ; The church and the feudal states ; Urban government: the cities and the feudal states -- Social organization and social life. The nobles ; The clergy ; The peasants ; The burghers -- Religion and culture. Religion ; Clerical culture: literature and learning ; Feudal culture: vernacular literature ; Architecture and art: the age of high... Topics: Civilization, Medieval, Renaissance, Kultur, Geschichte (1300-1520), Geschichte 1300-1520
Lovely, silver-eyed Trista Windham, heiress to a Louisiana plantation, discovers her allure for men at age 16, when her stepbrother Fernando drunkenly tries to seduce her in her aunt's home. She is rescued by her aunt's handsome friend, artist Blaze Davenant - and from the first meeting Trista knows she has found a match for her fierce passions. But Blaze is the last man on earth she could love; for when Trista yields to her desire for him. Blaze treats her as the promiscuous wanton he believes... Topics: Louisiana, Civil War
After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story Topics: Vampires, Horror stories, Vampires, Horror tales